FAQ's

Race Information and FAQ's:

Q . When is the race?

A . The 2020 Yuengling Light Lager Jogger has been postponed due to COVID-19. The new date is Saturday, October 10, 2020. 

On August 10, we announced that the race has moved to a virtual-only event, due to ongoing public health concerns and the guidelines of local governments relating to COVID-19. We explored numerous approaches to safely execute a live, in-person event and in the end we could not envision a way to gather together in compliance with safety guidelines. We understand this is disappointing news for all of us, but the safety and well-being of our participants, sponsors, volunteers, spectators and others are our top priority. While we are unable to celebrate in-person , we are excited about the opportunity to bring the 8th annual event to you virtually. We wish we could see each and every one of you in person this year, but like so many events and races across the country, we are going VIRTUAL! 
Thank you so much for all of your patience as we waited to make the safest and best possible decision given these unique circumstances. Even though we can’t be together physically, we will still be TOGETHER!

Q .Why has the 2020 Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k been postponed?

A .The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended that all gatherings and events larger than 250 people be canceled for the forseeable future. In accordance with this recommendation, and with deep frustration and regret we were forced to postpone the 2020 Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k which was originally scheduled to take place over the weekend on April 25, 2020. With an event our size, we are simply unable to practice the proper safe social distancing to keep COVID-19 coronavirus at bay. 

Q. Can I get a refund?

A. If you have ever organized a race before (or a wedding, birthday party, any event), you'll know that a lot of items need to be ordered and paid for well in advance. Those items are paid for by race registrations. As you can imagine, with a month before the race, we have ordered and paid for all items, which is money we won't get back. On top of that, the registration sites used by events charge an additional fee to the races when they refund a participant, meaning that the race loses even more than just the registration fee. (One of the main reasons races have a no refund policy.) Also, insurance companies do not provide cancelation insurance for pandemics, currently, only for weather or natural disaster situations.

With all this in mind, we cannot refund money that has already been spent, so, currently, refunds are not available.

However, we want to make sure you can take a socially responsible run in style. Therefore, we will be mailing runner items to all registered participants. 

Q . What do I need to do to ensure I recieve my race items?

A . To CONFIRM or EDIT your shipping address, please follow these steps by August 21.  We will start shipping race items on August 26th:

For a tutorial on how to update your shipping address, post results or purchase event merchadise please go to our registration FAQ page.

If you missed the August 21 deadline, please confirm your mailing address by emailing contactus@ckrunningevents.com. 

Q . If I run the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k virtually, how do I post my results?

A . RunSignUp has provided step-by-step directions with screenshots for how to post the results of your virtual run: https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000087349-submit-and-manage-virtual-results

Q . How do I get my pint glass and 2 delicious Yuengling beers?

A.  You are able to collect your official race pint glass and redeem beer tickets attached to your race bib at the brewery gift shop/tasting room. Beer tickets can be redeemed at the tasting room through 03/31/2021 for any beer on tap during your next visit (excluding Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter). At this time, the tasting room is unable to serve pints due to safety precautions surrounding COVID-19. We will email all participants once the tasting room has reopened. A friend or family member can pick-up your pint glass for you if you are unable to visit the brewery.

Q . Where does the race start and finish?

A . The race will start and finish at the old Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, PA

D.G. Yuengling and Son, Inc

501 Mahantongo Street

Pottsville, PA

Q . What time does the race start?

A . The run/walk will begin promptly at 9:00am

Q . I missed signing-up for the race and it's now sold out!  Is there a waiting list?

A . Yes, we have updated our process and we now have an automated waitlist.  

You can join right from the race page: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Pottsville/YuenglingLightLagerJogger5k

Click the WAITING LIST button. You can enter the number of spots they would like to reserve and join the waiting list.

Q . Where can I park?

A . Parking will be FREE to all runners on race day. You may park at the Union Station lot, the 84 Lumber lot, the One Norweigan Plaza lot, and in the lot reserved for Ramada cutomers. Ample signage will be placed around lots on race day and volunteers will assist with traffic flow. See the 'FREE Parking' tab for a detailed and printable map.

 

Q . Who can participate in the race?

A . Runners and walkers of all levels can participate in the race. The event is perfect for running your fastest 5k or for those who are more interested in taking it easy and enjoying the brews.

 

Q . Will the race be timed?

A . Yes! The race will be professionally timed with the most advanced timing technology available. Timing to be completed by SVE Timing.

Q . Can someone else pickup my race packet for me at packet pickup?

A . Yes! We are here to make your life easier. Someone else make pickup your packet for you as long as they are able to show some form of verification to our staff.

Accepted Items:

-Email authorizing designated person to pickup your packet

OR

-Copy of Driver's License

OR

-Copy of the bib number email

  

Q . Will there be prizes awarded to the winners?

A . Yes, the top 3 overall males and females as well as the top 3 male and female age group winners will receive fantastic Yuengling prizes!

*in accordance with USATF standards, overall awards will be based on gun time only. Age group awards will be awarded based on chip time. 

Age Groups:

<10
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70-79

80+

Q . What do I get for participating?

A . In addition to a well-organized event and volunteer support along the course, all participants will receive an official race t-shirt, virtual goodie bag, race bib with timing chip attached, two free Yuengling Light Lagers (for all participants 21 years of age+), and an official Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5k pint glass.

 

Q . Can I take a tour of the brewery?

.  Of course! Tour hours and times will be updated as more information becomes available.